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Asteroids - Agreed Terms - April 2022

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Asteroids comprise a very large proportion of more massive smaller Solar System objects. They vary from the size of dwarf planets to the smallest objects we want to recognise. Obviously there are immense smaller objects, down even to specks of dust...
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What is a Dwarf Star?

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As far as suns go, ours is pretty small, but we never think of it as such. It’s fairly average in size when you consider how big other stars are, though. There are, of course, larger stars out there. Much...
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How Does Time Dilation Work?

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Time isn’t quite as straightforward as we think. We tend to work by the clock, punching in at 9 and heading home at 5, and in that span our experience of time doesn’t change (though it seems to slow down...
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What is VY Canis Majoris?

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There are many classes of stars, from the red, white, and brown dwarfs to the red giants and blue supergiants. As far as stars go, ours is pretty average. It’s not small, but it doesn’t rank among the...
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Can Alcohol Survive in Space?

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Alcohol is an ingrained (get it?) part of our culture and has been since as far back as the Babylonians. It is, however, banned on the International Space Station, so if you had dreams of boozing it up in low...
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How Does a Star Form?

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Look up at the night sky, and you’ll see a twinkling display of thousands of stars. There are billions more that we can’t see, but they’re there nevertheless. Some of those points of light are entire galaxies...